Journalists Call for Training of Service Providers on Child Spacing

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Journalists Call for Training of Service Providers on Child Spacing

Zainab Tanimu

Kaduna, North-West NIGERIA

Concern has been raised on the need for training and retaining of service providers in child birth spacing in order to achieve effectiveness in services.

This concern was raised by a group of journalists under the auspice of issue of Child Birth Spacing Media Forum.

The forum had during a meeting held in Kaduna expressed worries over several cases of failed child spacing which they said does not augur well for the campaign being championed by the forum.

It cited an instance of a client who six months after she was delivered of a baby still took in despite accessing the family planning service at the Sabon Tasha General Hospital in Chikun Local Government Area.

Frowning at several failed cases and the unprofessional manner with which some patients were being handled; the forum had stressed the necessity of training and retraining service providers from the 530 service points in family planning methods.

It argued that the woman in question shortly after the insertion of one of the family planning methods experienced bleeding of which later visited same hospital to lay her complaint but was assured by the service provider that it was normal and all was well without any treatment or checkup. This, they said was unacceptable.

The issue of who foots the bills of service providers on transit observed by a member of the forum further strengthens the need to train and retrain service providers from all across the 530 service points in the state for effective service delivery.

“If you are sending a service provider to go and supervise, who takes care of the transportation, accommodation and other logistics? ” a member of the forum asked.

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